Originally Posted by redsfandan
nice post kpresidente. i wouldn't have expected those #'s for those 3rd basemen. makes EE look a little better.
That's not defenseive win shares, in case you read it as such. It's WSAB, which measures offense and defense combined.
The defensive win shares look like this...
Gonzo (2007) - 3.6
Keppinger - 3.5
Greene - 3.7
Beltre - 3.1
Encarnacion - 2.3
Atkins (2007) - 2.2
Atkins had a 3.1 in 2008, but split his innings between 1B and 3B, so his 2007 number is more idicative. It's also in-line with his career #s at 3B. He's on the same level of suckitude as EE. Also, Gonzo's fielding #s were a career low. He's normally around 6-7. His age could account for some of that drop, but not all, I think. I still believe he's unquestionably better than Greene/Keppinger in the field.